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Publisher's Summary

An eyewitness account of Donald Trump's clown car of lieutenants and lackeys who have polluted the corridors of power with their unprecedented awfulness.

Two of Washington's most meddlesome reporters take listeners on a deep dive into the murky underworld of President Trump's Washington, dishing the hilarious and frightening dirt on the charlatans, conspiracy theorists, ideologues, and run-of-the-mill con artists who have infected the highest echelons of American political power.

For the past three years, reporting from the White House, the Trump hotel, and other dens of intrigue and influence, Lachlan Markay and Asawin Suebsaeng have revealed the sordid shenanigans of a rogue's gallery of Trumpworld incompetents and improbable A-listers - earning them angry denunciations (or at least some vexed side-eye) from Trumpists such as the actor Jon Voight and Trump's former campaign czar and renowned obfuscator Corey Lewandowski as well as requisite threats of physical violence and ruin. Sinking in the Swamp will similarly pull no punches. Everyone from assorted Trump family members to Stephen Miller, Sean Hannity, and Diamond and Silk to Trumpworld's even more obscure accomplices will be plumbed, prodded, and exposed for their roles in the most shambolic moment in modern American political history. When they go low, Swin and Lachlan are right there with them, recorders running and notebooks at the ready.

Sinking in the Swamp is an uncompromising account of the financial and moral degradation of our capital, told with righteous indignation and through the lens of key power players and foot soldiers whose own antics have often escaped the notice of the overworked press corps.

As the 2020 election approaches, this pause-resisting, letting-it-all-hang-out narrative shows how the nation got to this nadir, tracing the story back to years before Trump's improbable run for the White House and cataloging the stomach-turning moments that followed.

©2020 Lachlan Markay, Asawin Suebsaeng (P)2020 Penguin Audio

Critic Reviews

"It almost reads like if Hunter S. Thompson wrote a true crime book about politics.” (Business Insider)

“A dishy takedown of the mediocrities, charlatans, and grifters populating the corridors of power in D.C.... Markay and Suebsaeng are so breathless that it's like reading Kenneth Anger's Hollywood Babylon after a healthy diet of Peter Biskind and David Thomson.... Readers who can't get enough dirt on Trump and associates will revel in it.” (Kirkus Reviews)

"Irreverent, darkly humorous.... [The authors’] colorful prose ... and their jibes frequently contain sharp insights into ‘Trumpworld.’” (Publishers Weekly)

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Fascinating writing!

I really enjoyed this book—perhaps in my very top 3! Interesting story with anecdotes that are both scary and funny.

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Amazing presidency of the 21st century

There is no way to understand the oval office that we have in 2020 if you do not have a belief that massive incompetence is possible in the highest office of the land.

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Informative

I felt like this book gave me more info of what is going on in politics from a good source.

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Great lite (and light) Read

Black humor for sure and feels, at times, like it is fiction until you see the news again!

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good not great.

interesting info but to be honest, I got bored with it.
maybe it was just the readers voice.

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The Swamp is a fantastic listen!!

The book is fabulous and a very easy listen. The narrator was especially good.

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Stunning! Outrageous!

A well defined story of the obvious remains of the Washington SWAMP! Drowning in actual SWAMP that Trump embraced of draining! Everyone surrounding Trump has his own agenda and it explains why so many were fired or forgotten! What an excellent read!

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The back story

We are all familliar with the subject matter . This book has the back story and some astonishing details.